The human placenta is an organ that connects the developing baby to its mother’s uterine wall. Throughout the entire gestational period the placenta will support the baby with all of it’s nutrient intake, oxygen and elimination of waste and carbon dioxide. After the baby is born the placenta can then be used to provide nourishment to the mother.
Approximately 80% of women experience some sort of postpartum mood imbalance which is sometimes called “baby blues,” or a more severe diagnosis of Postpartum Depression. It is believed that a mother can consume her placenta to help her recover after childbirth, also known as placentophagy. Some known benefits include the rebalance of hormones, release of oxytocin (the love hormone), uterine involution, and a boost in energy. Placentophagy has also been shown to replenish iron levels lost from the body after birth, increase breastmilk supply, lessen postnatal bleeding and reduce stress. Encapsulated pills and tinctures, if stored properly, can be kept indefinitely and taken later in life to help balance mood swings during menopause.
I offer a Raw encapsulation method or a Traditional Chinese Method, which involves steaming the placenta first before dehydration.
RAW METHOD - $200
TCM METHOD - $225
***prices may vary depending on place of birth and or place of
(My prices are based on the going rates in Nevada County. Sliding scale and payment arrangements are available, just ask!)
● Initial Consultation
● Placenta pick-up from place of birth
● Placenta encapsulation (on call service from weeks 38-42)
● Email support from 1 month post-partum
● Pills (depends on size and method but can range from 100-200)
● Cord keepsake
● Digital photos of your placenta
● Tree of Life print - $20
- Colored - $25
- Outlined - $25
(Tinctures are liquid extracts made from a small piece of your placenta and alcohol that you take orally (usually under the tongue or diluted in a small cup of water or juice to hide the flavor). Tinctures are easy and convenient to use and because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream much more directly than by any other means and the action in the body is usually quicker.)
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